North Mill Pond trail proposed in Portsmouth

North Mill Pond trail proposed in Portsmouth

The City of Portsmouth hosted its first public meeting in December to share conceptual designs and gather public input related to the North Mill Pond Trail and Greenway project.

Halvorson Design is leading a team that includes engineers Tighe & Bond and DeRosa Environmental to develop a linear greenway along the North Mill Pond as well as a new 1-acre community park between Maplewood and Market Streets. The greenway will feature a new multi-use path for bicycles and pedestrians that extends from Bartlett to Market Street.

Mount Auburn Cemetery and its chapel get a new look

Mount Auburn Cemetery and its chapel get a new look

In December, Mount Auburn Cemetery unveiled the newly restored and expanded Bigelow Chapel, capping off a year of improvements designed to enhance the site and buildings at one of New England’s most famous historic sites.

The renovation and addition, designed by William Rawn Associates with landscape architecture by Halvorson Design, introduced an updated crematory as well as a new multi-use event space overlooking the re-imagined Asa Gray Garden, also designed by Halvorson.

Tour Clippership Wharf, East Boston’s newest luxury housing complex

Tour Clippership Wharf, East Boston’s newest luxury housing complex

Catherine Carlock of the Boston Business Journal tours Clippership Wharf, East Boston’s largest waterfront development, with Nick Iselin, general manager of Boston development for Lendlease. Currently under construction, this waterfront residential development, designed by The Architectural Team with landscape architecture by Halvorson Design, sits on a combined 12 acres and at full build-out will feature four buildings surrounding a central courtyard.

Mayor Walsh Releases Climate Ready South Boston

Mayor Walsh Releases Climate Ready South Boston

At the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce government affairs forum in October, Mayor Walsh released the Climate Ready South Boston report to a group of business leaders.

The South Boston-specific plan—developed by Arcadis, Halvorson Design, the Woods Hole Group, and CivicMoxie—Identifies major flood pathways in the district and outlines recommendations for protecting the city’s’ most vulnerable areas.

Harvard Square Plaza Slated for Renovation

Harvard Square Plaza Slated for Renovation

The Harvard Crimson discusses the upcoming Harvard Square Plaza renovations and the restoration and adaptive reuse of the Out of Town News kiosk. Halvorson Design is working with engineers HDR and architects Touloukian Touloukian to renovate this active open space in the heart of Harvard Square.

Mount Auburn Cemetery stays active with new burial options

Mount Auburn Cemetery stays active with new burial options

Wicked Local Cambridge talks with Mount Auburn Cemetery’s Vice President of Cemetery and Visitor Services, about how this nearly 190-year-old cemetery manages to stay “open for business” through innovative new ways of memorialization.

Mount Auburn Cemetery has been developing additional burial space since the 1990s, after working with Halvorson Design on the master plan for their 175-acre.private cemetery.

Senator Joseph Finnegan Park wins Waterfront Center Award

Senator Joseph Finnegan Park wins Waterfront Center Award

Cynthia Smith and Iris Lin traveled to Washington, DC, to accept the Top Honor Award from The Waterfront Center for the transformation of a contaminated industrial site into a resilient waterfront park that not only serves as a critical link to the Boston Harborwalk and the Neponset River Greenway but also restores the shoreline back to its original form as a salt marsh habitat.

The Smith breaks ground in Boston's South End

The Smith breaks ground in Boston's South End

Construction has begun on The Smith, a new multi-family residential development located in Boston’s South End. The project is being developed by Leggat McCall Properties and Bentall Kennedy, who are also working with development advisor Bozzuto, and designed by CBT Architects with landscape architecture by Halvorson Design Partnership.

Samuels & Associates joins Washington Village development team

Samuels & Associates joins Washington Village development team

The Boston Globe reports that Samuels & Associates has partnered with Core Investments on the development of Washington Village in South Boston.

This multi-family residential development, designed by Prellwitz Chilinski with landscape by Halvorson Design, creates an activated public realm, featuring tree-lined sidewalks, pedestrian promenades, a public plaza, village green, private shared street, and a pocket park.